de Mare, George
June 1985
FE: The Magazine for Financial Executives;Jun1985, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p24
Trade Publication
The article highlights on the management philosophy of the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of CSX Corporation, Hays Watkins, regarding the road to becoming a CEO. Watkins exults that the key to getting anything done in a large organization is people, which is why he gives people all the time they want, but not things, events, and decisions. One management device he uses is a desk without drawers, and a policy of keeping his desk clean. And since he could not dispose of everything that came across his desk, he had to learn to delegate.


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